NCI Drug Dictionary

The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.

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adenoviral PSA vaccine ETBX-071
A cancer vaccine composed of a genetically engineered, replication-deficient adenovirus carrying the gene encoding human prostate-specific antigen (PSA), with potential immunostimulating and antineoplastic activities. Upon vaccination with the adenoviral-PSA vaccine ETBX-071, the adenovirus infects cells and expresses PSA. In turn, PSA activates the immune system and induces a cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) response against PSA-expressing tumor cells. PSA, a tumor associated antigen (TAA), is expressed by prostate epithelial cells and is overexpressed in prostate cancer. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:Adenoviral PSA Prostate Cancer Vaccine ETBX-071
Code name:ETBX-071